Ruby's F1 b Goldendoodles
Ruby is now retired. She is going to live a full life with our family while getting to socialize and live in future puppies.
Hip/Elbow & Genetic Health Testing
Size: 24" & 65 lbs
~O.F.A. Hips & elbow & knees Normal # NOREG1963039
-Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures Normal/Clear
~Degenerative Myelopathy Normal/Clear
~Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration Normal/Clear
~Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 1 Normal/Clear
~Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 2 Normal/Clear
~Von Willebrand Disease I Normal/Clear www.pawprintgenetics.com/pedigrees/dogs/details/8438/
Ruby is an F1 Goldendoodle (first generation). Her mother was an AKC Golden Retriever and her father was an AKC Standard Poodle. We breed Ruby with an AKC Standard Poodle producing F1b Goldendoodle puppies meaning they are 75% Standard Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. This produces a low to no-shed coat. She is 24 inches at the shoulder and weighs 65 lbs. Ruby’s medium puppies with Newton will likely mature to be 45-50lbs. Colors will range from red, apricot, black and parti. Ruby’s full size standard Goldendoodles with Oscar average 70lbs and colors range from apricot, chocolate, black, parti black & white, & parti cream & white.
Ruby has such a sweet, docile nature, and has been great with our 3 boys. She is very smart, was easily trained, and is non-shedding. Because of her great nature we decided to breed her so we could pass on some of her great qualities to other families.
Ruby lives with us in Poplar, Wisconsin where she has 20 acres to spread her legs. She loves running with anyone who will take her, playing with our kiddos, camping, swimming, or just laying on her pillow next to us. She is very affectionate and we have loved getting to pass her wonderful temperament on in her puppies to other families.
While F1b Goldendoodles have a low to no shed coat that is very allergy friendly, they do require regular brushing and trips to the groomer to maintain a clean, non-matted coat. Expect to have your dog groomed every 8-12 weeks or learn how to do it yourself. This can be an added expense and should be considered when deciding on this breed. They also love to be active and thrive best in a family that is not gone long hours and takes them with as much as possible while going walking, running, hiking etc.
Puppies are born in our home and are given lots of love by our 3 children. For the first week of life they are kept warm and safe with their mother. When puppies are 1 week old they start to have regular contact with people especially children. We introduce them to many new smells, noises, and environments to help them become very adaptable to the world around them. We practice the “Puppy Culture” method and encourage our future families to learn about this method prior to bringing puppy home as it is a wonderful training method going forward. They start to paper train at 3 weeks of age helping to make the potty training transition in their future home much quicker when that time comes. These weeks are also important as we start to acclimate the puppies to the outside world. They have daily opportunities to be outside to explore all the new sights and smells as well as start the potty training process further. By the time our puppies go to their new homes they are very used to going outside and when they can't wait they use the paper in their specific area. We also start to work on simple training such as come, and name recognition (if their future family give us that). By 3-4 weeks of age puppies start on their first bites of puppy food. We use high quality Life’s Abundance Dog Food that helps support optimal puppy growth, brain development, healthy immune & digestive tract, and so much more. We strongly encourage families to continue on this food to support their puppies health long into the future.
Even after starting on puppy food, puppies continue to nurse from their mother, but begin the weaning process. This is about the time we transition the puppies from our home to the heated and air-conditioned outside puppy area with large outdoor play area. This gives the puppies much more space to explore, learn, and grow. We continue the “Puppy Culture” process with much handling and introduction to new environments and toys on a regular basis. We do not start the clicker portion of “Puppy Culture” but do encourage families to continue this process at home.
At 6 weeks puppies are ready for their first round of shots as well as a full check up from our vet. We are very lucky to have a wonderful veterinarian who comes right to our home. This gives our puppies the advantage of not needing to be introduced to possible germs and illness that can accompany a clinic setting as well as the stress this may cause. The puppies mother remains a large part of the puppies world during these weeks continuing to nurse periodically and teaching the puppies appropriate play/submission. We de-worm each puppy and perform nail care at weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age. They also receive several baths and routine grooming as needed so they become accustomed to this as it will be a part of their life for years to come. We believe the puppies front dew claws help to serve as their thumb so we do not remove them. We do have our veterinarian remove rear dew claws as they are prone to getting snagged and can cause problems down the road. We let our puppies go to their new families at 8 weeks of age. This is a very bitter sweet time for our family as each puppy has its place in our hearts and home. We enjoy being able to keep in contact with our puppies new families to see how they are doing.
Below are some of the pictures from our puppy area. Our puppies transition to this space when they become more independent. This area gives them more space to play and learn while being in a climate controlled space. They eventually start to use the doggy door to help them become more acclimated to going potty outside. They receive lots of hands on care from the entire family as well as extended family.
Past adult standard size puppies from Ruby & Oscar (below)
Ruby loved feeding the puppies outside (below)
Ruby's first & second litters she had 12 very colorful, healthy puppies in each.